by William Shakespeare

28 June - 16 July 2011

Cymbeline was Fools & Kings' first production as a theatre company. 


Director Jack Sain

Designer Richard Braham

Lighting Designer George Howard

Associate Director Charlie Parham

Lighting Operators Claudia Blunt & Lily Parham

Stage Manager Lauren Slater



IAN BARRITT - Cymbeline

Ian most recently played the Prospero in The Tempest for the Tobacco Factory and Serabryakov in Uncle Vanya for the Galway Festival, both directed by Andrew Hilton. Other recent theatre includes: Much Ado About Nothing (Bury St Edmunds), Northumberland and Silence in Henry IV, Parts One and Two at the BOV, Galileo and The Alchemist (National Theatre), Kes and Separate Tables (Royal Exchange), Coriolanus and Richard II (Almeida - London, New York, Tokyo), Gates of Gold (Library Theatre, Manchester), Rebecca (national tour), The Madness of George III (West Yorkshire/Birmingham), Little Madam (Finborough), Halpern and Johnson (New End), and Gaslight (Southwold). Recent television includes Doctor Who, Attila the Hun, Life on Mars, Doctors, Touch of Frost and Foyle's War, The Bill, My Dad's The Prime Minister, Office Gossip, Doctors.

Alex's professional credits include performing in Attempts on Her Life at the Soho Theatre (directed by Simon Stephens), Exclusion Zone at the Southwark Playhouse (directed by Mark Ravenhill), Better Humans at BAC (directed by Brian Logan), Next Wednesday at the Croydon Warehouse, Washed at the Brighton Fringe and We - The Undersigned for Nabokov at the Southwark Playhouse. While training on the Foundation Course at LAMDA she played Olga in Three Sisters and Olivia in Twelfth Night. She will take up her place on the three year course in the autumn.

Jamie's professional credits include The Exclusion Zone directed by Mark Ravenhill at the Southwark Playhouse, and while training on the LAMDA Foundation Course he played Medvedenko in The Seagull, Lysander/Thesues in Midsummer night's Dream and Mikhail Astrov in Howard Baker's Vanya. Prior to this, he performed in productions for the Settlement Players, the Letchworth Arcadians, the Young Arcadians, the Hitchin Thespians and Starlight Theatre School. His film credits include Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2, directed by David Yates. He will take up his place on the three year course at LAMDA in the autumn.

Rhys trained at the Royal Welsh Academy of Music & Drama and most recently appeared in The Rivals on tour and in the West End, directed by Sir Peter Hall. Other credits include Newsrevue for Angela Pollard, The Moo Crew, Sarantasia and Custody for The Sitcom Mission and A Christmas Carol for the Southwark Playhouse (rehearsed reading, directed by Ellie Jones). While at RW he performed in Daisy Pulls it Off ,The Duchess of Malfi, Out of Order, After the Dance and The Accrington Pals. He has also performed in over twenty-eight radio plays and appeared in Naughties (short film), Scab (short film).

SPIKE LAURIE - Posthumus/Cloten
Spike trained at the Drama Centre, and most recently appeared as Hotspur for the Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare's Globe, directed by Annie Tyson and Mephtisopheles for the ENO Opera preview, directed by Roland Taylor. Credits whilst at the Drama Centre include Summerfolk, The Winter's Tale, The White Devil, The Wild Duck, Too Clever By Half, Ivanov, The Crucible and The Last Days of Don Juan. He also appeared in Black Ops (short film), and was recently commissioned by the Old Vic New Voices to curate and produce "Civil Unrest", an immersive site specific play, pop-up restaurant and exhibition centered around the recent student riots for the Old Vic Tunnels.

ROBERT METSON - Caius Lucius
Rob trained on the LAMDA Foundation Course, where his credits include playing Vershinin in Three Sisters, Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Sebrayakov in Howard Barker's Uncle Vanya. His other credits include Scrooge, Our House, Half a Sixpence and Frankenstein at the Kenneth More Theatre, Once Upon a General Election for the Bush Theatre (DryWrite), Crave, Decadence, The Caretaker, Shadows of a Gunman and Sweet Charity (Helena Romanes Drama Studio). He is also a member of the National Youth Theatre, for whom he has performed in the Jaganori Women's Project (Jaganori Centre), Stadium Arts (LABAN Centre) and Ghost Office (Custom House).


Hannah trained at the BAA in 2009-10, and on the LAMDA Foundation Course 2011. At LAMDA she performed in Punk Rock, Howard Barker's Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night and Three Sisters, and at BAA she performed in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Playhouse Creatures and Game Plan (Tobacco Factory Brewery Theatre and the Wickham Theatre, Bristol). Professional credits include The Exclusion Zone (directed by Mark Ravenill for the Southwark Playhouse), several pantomimes and musicals at the Redgrave Theatre in Bristol, as a dancer for Life and Tonic with 3 in 1 and as a singer on E4's Skins. Other credits include Godspell with the Hope Theatre Company (Tour and Ed Fringe 2008-9), Artistic License, The Jungle Book, Emotional Baggage (Wickham Theatre), Animal Farm and The Importance of Being Earnest (Nat Brenner Studio).

RHIANNON NEADS - Cornelius/Philario
Rhiannon's professional credits include The Exclusion Zone (directed by Mark Ravenhill), Simone in Country by April de Angelis and the Sweetheart in Reanimator by William Ewart, all for the Southwark Playhouse. Whilst training on the LAMDA Foundation Course, she played Viv in Hard Feelings, Viola in Twelfth Night and Masha in Three Sisters. Prior to this, she performed in Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice for the Shakespeare Live Theatre Company, A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Bathos Theatre Company, My Mother Said I Never Should for the RHS Players and 'Allo 'Allo for the AdHoc Theatre Company. She will take up her place on the three year course at LAMDA in the autumn.
Davina trained at Rose Bruford and on the post-graduate course at Mountview. Her credits whilst training include Viola in Twelfth Night, Abigail in the Relapse and Irina in Three Sisters. Other credits include Stella in A Streecar Named Desire (WTG) and Estella in Great Expectations (Theatre In Action). Her television credits include Heidi in Los Dos Bros for Talkback Productions. Her film credits include Something Borrowed, Something Blue (directed by Michael Winterbottom) and Mojo (short film).

Bertie trained on the LAMDA Foundation Course, where he played Konstantin in The Seagull, performed in After The End, Hard Feelings and Midsummer Night's Dream. Previous experience includes The Exclusion Zone at the Southwark Playhouse (Directed by Mark Ravenhill) and the Son in Euripides' Medea at the Barons Court Theatre.

Harry has a degree in Politics from the University of Leeds, and most recently appeared in a full month run at the Edinburgh Festival playing Frankie in Dealer's Choice for Dugout Theatre Company, which transferred for a short run in Scarborough and won the NSDF awards for Best Director and Ensemble Cast. Whilst at Leeds, he acted in Bulgakov's The Heart of a Dog, Othello and Hay Fever. In the coming months, he will direct Mojo for Stage One, Leeds and co-produce and perform in Othello at the Edinburgh Festival for Dugout.


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